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    The company does offer short and long term disability insurance.

    The short term starts 14 days after all leave time is used and pays for 24 weeks.

    The long term starts 180 days after all leave is used which I take is two days before the short term payments stop.
    The problem is the long term is not very long, a maximum of 2 years and Terry's disability is expected to be lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalLocator View Post
    The company does offer short and long term disability insurance.

    The short term starts 14 days after all leave time is used and pays for 24 weeks.

    The long term starts 180 days after all leave is used which I take is two days before the short term payments stop.
    The problem is the long term is not very long, a maximum of 2 years and Terry's disability is expected to be lifetime.
    If it's lifetime disabled, he might want to start the process of full disability asap. It takes a long time to get approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1 View Post
    If it's lifetime disabled, he might want to start the process of full disability asap. It takes a long time to get approved.
    I sent that suggestion to apply for SSA disability on to the people going to see his wife. Looks like he will need to give her a power of attorney as he cannot use his hands or even speak.

    Still 4 more surgeries needed and what they are hoping for is to restore the use of his arms and hands. We hope he will one day through determination and effort he will walk again but doctors say little to no chance of that.

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    Terry has developed pneumonia, has a high fever and is not responding to treatment.

    He still has four more sureyies to go through.

    He still has no movement below his neck except to slightly move his shoulders.

    He cannot speak and they are trying to teach him to communicate be blinking or moving his lips.

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    Yesterday they attempted to do the next needed surgery on Terry. It is critically needed and there is a danger of not surviving the surgery.

    The surgery was cancelled because as they sedated him his breathing failed even though he is on a ventilator.

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    Terry is too weak for the needed surgery. The are going to keep his head/spine locked in position for as much as the next six months. The prospects of regaining the use of his hands and arms looks bad.

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    Sad to hear about your friend ProLo, seems like it is gonna be a long, hard road to some semblance of recovery.
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    Hang in there PL !
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Default Re: Terry Baker, badly injuried

    Any updated news on Terry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vahomboy View Post
    Any updated news on Terry?
    Sorry for the late reply, missed your post when it came out.

    Through a device Terry can talk. No use of arms, legs, body. A large bed sore the size of a dinner plate on his back was last heard was starting to heal finaly. It was a deep sore and his bones were exposed. They have moved him but I do not know where too. Last heard the prospects of regaining use of arms, legs and body were poor. His wife does not like to talk about this so information is sparse.

    The woman that hit him has another pretrial court date 6/22/15. The main charge is a felony charge of Assault : Maim While DWI. `

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    The woman who hit Terry's car, Dina Lee Miller, pleaded guilty in return for five years of sentence suspended. She was given on the remaining charges two 5 year and one 1 year sentence to be served consecutively for 11 years of prison time of the 16 years imposed.

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    The article said she showed little to no remorse. How do people get like that? I just wish sending her to prison would do some good for the family. Now we all have to pay to keep her in a cage. I'm sure his wife and kids would rather have him healthy at home but part of me wishes she'd been sentenced to work release and all her wages for the next 11 years be given to the family of Terry Baker.
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